Rite Aid Corporation Case Settles for $340,000
This page last reviewed April 8, 2010
On January 8, 2009, an agreement with Rite Aid was executed to settle alleged violations of the California Consumer Products Regulation for $340,000. Between February 2003 and December 2007, Rite Aid sold 8,662 gallons of "Xtreme Blue -20°F", 177 gallons of "Peak 0°F", and 1,987 gallons of "Peak +20°F" windshield washer fluids, as in their drug stores in non-Type A areas of California. These products did not meet the one percent by weight volatile organic compound (VOC) limit for Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid (pre-mixed). During ARB investigations, Rite Aid failed to respond to written requests for information and NOV. They continued to sell the non-complying windshield washer fluids after being advised verbally and in writing to immediately cease sales.